Dana Hooshmand

I'm an entrepreneur and adventure traveller. I build software, immerse myself in other cultures and languages @ Discover Discomfort and make fun of the business world @ The Vanity Metric.

Dana Hooshmand
Motorcycles

Four Things I Learned in Advanced Rider Training

Four Things I learned in Advanced Motorcycle Rider Training at Sunshine Coast Motorcycle School in Queensland, Australia.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
6 min read
Motorcycles

Is This the Most Beautiful Honda VTR1000 Firestorm Ever?

The most beautiful Honda VTR1000F (otherwise known as the Firestorm or SuperHawk) I've ever seen.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
2 min read
Motorcycles, Life

Reflections on Crashing a Motorcycle

Reflections on crashing a motorcycle - my Ducati Superbike 1098S. I was hurt and the motorcycle was damaged, but neither of us was destroyed.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
7 min read
Motorcycles

Change a BMW R1200 Alternator Belt — Without Special Tools

How to change the alternator belt on a BMW R1200GS, R1200RT, R1200R, or R1200S — without special BMW tools.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
4 min read
Motorcycles

How to Test your Motorcycle Charging System

How to test the charging system of a motorcycle - alternator/stator coil, regulator/rectifier, and battery.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
9 min read
Motorcycles
Featured

That New Old Bike — The Ducati 999

Ducati 999 — An old, oft-maligned bike, that I (and many) actually happen to love.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
9 min read
Life

Making Tartine's Chocolate Mousse Cake at Home

A brief departure from motorcycles and general mayhem... how to make the best cake in the world, Tartine's Chocolate Souffle Cake.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
6 min read
Motorcycles

Rent to Buy —  A Better Way to Sell Privately

A proposal for a better way to sell a used motorcycle privately — rent it out, and then sell it at a discount.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
6 min read
Motorcycles For Sale, Motorcycles

For Sale — Ducati 900SS Full Fairing (Lismore, Australia)

A Yellow Ducati 900SS Full Fairing for sale in Lismore for only A$6100.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
3 min read
Motorcycles

Is riding a motorcycle exercise?

Is motorcycling exercise? Would you rather go for a run, do deadlifts, attend a fitness class, or go for a ride? The answey may disappoint you... but it's not all bad.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
7 min read
Motorcycles

How to Upgrade the Clutch on a Hypermotard/Hyperstrada 821

How to fix the grabby clutch on the Ducati Hypermotard/Hyperstrada 821 by either replacing the clutch pack or adding an anti-judder kit.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
14 min read
Motorcycles

Understanding Fuel Injection Open Loop and Closed Loop

How closed-loop and open-loop modes work in motorcycle fuel-injection systems, and how it relates to your ECU.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
7 min read